Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich's Whirlwind Romance and Separation
Demi Lovato made headlines when she got engaged to her sweetheart beau Max Ehrich. Unfortunately, love is a game of chance; you win some, and you lose some. The couple has officially called their engagement so, Lovato is back on the market but let's take a look at the couples' journey through love.
THE START OF SOMETHING NEW
In 2011, long before the couple met, Max had his eye on the I Love Me, singer. During December of that year, he tweeted, "All I wanted for Christmas was Demi Lovato. #cantalwaysgetwhatyouwant…." Little did he know what the future had in store for him. Dreams do come true so don't forget to visualize your hearts' desires.
In May, Lovato actually posted a throwback of the tweet, pointing out Ehrich's incredible law of attraction skills. The singer captioned the Instagram story, "We love a little manifestation." It's so sad that things didn't turn out the way they had intended but let's take a look at how they got started.
During March, fans began to notice that the couple was getting pretty comfortable with each other on social media. The flirting under the comment section became heated. Rumors of the pair's relationship intensified when Lovato mistakenly appeared in Ehrich's Instagram Live video. The actor was live-streaming himself playing the piano and Demi was oblivious.
COUPLED AND QUARANTINED
April saw the couple getting even cozier as the two quarantined together. They've also been spotted out and about, wearing their masks and running errands together. Sounds sweet right? The two made their romance Instagram official when they revealed that they were appearing in Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber's music video for the song Stuck with U.
"My whole heart," Ehrich wrote, while Lovato added, "Happy to be a part of something so special right now. Like really REALLY happy if you can’t tell..."
The new pairing seemed to be happy and enjoying quarantining together, they posted their fun times on IG for fans to see. There was one clip where Lovato was rocking the beard filter and expressing to her boyfriend, "I am so glad that you stayed with me during this quarantine."
The singing sensation also joked around saying, "You know, even though I haven't really been able to get my brows done." Did we also mention the PDA the couple was giving throughout lockdown? They were all over each other and couldn't resist it.
SO DEEPLY IN LOVE
For a while, Demi and Max were crazy in love. The singer shared a few pictures of their romantic vacation captioning it: "Had an amazing weekend in the magical desert of Joshua Tree with my love @maxehrich. I went to work on a project but it was so nice to get away for a couple of days. thank you for making me so happy."
For Ehrich's 29th birthday, Lovato made a heartfelt tribute to her beau on Instagram. "I have so much fun with you and there are so many things I want to say right now but I want to be present and spend this bday with you so I’ll be quick: Being with you makes life SO MUCH FUN ??," she began, adding that they "act like hooligans" and don't mind being a little eccentric.
A WHIRLWIND ENGAGEMENT
The couple took things to the next level when got engaged in July. Max popped the question with a huge diamond ring designed by celebrity jeweler Peter Marco. Ehrich asked for Lovato's hand in marriage in sunny Malibu California. The star took to Instagram to share the exciting news of her engagement.
"When I was a little girl, my birth dad always called me his 'little partner' - something that might've sounded strange without his southern cowboy like accent. To me, it made perfect sense. And today that word makes perfect sense again but today I'm officially going to be someone else's partner. "
Max returned the favor with his own sweet and gushy Instagram post."Words cannot express how infinitely in love with you I am forever and always and then some. I cannot spend another second of my time here on Earth without the miracle of having you as my wife. here's to forever baby ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh jeuejfjqjweuvu I'm so excited."
Throughout August the two were still enjoying their engagement, sharing sweet pictures of each other alongside romantic messages. September looked a bit quiet, however, Lovato did commemorate their 6 month anniversary. "Happy 6 months to my darling, the best father these pups could ever ask for."
Lovato also added, "Thank you for making my life so much better @maxehrich," she said on her Instagram Story. "I love you, baby." Max responded with his story post, "Words fall short, baby. Love you infinitely & then some. Thank you for being the light of my life. Cheers to forever." Unfortunately, forever didn't come for the Hollywood couple.
THE UNEXPECTED BREAKUP
September 24 stunned fans when Entertainment Tonight confirmed that the engagement is over. "It was a tough decision, but Demi and Max have decided to go their separate ways to focus on their respective careers," a source told ET. "They have respect and love for one another and will always cherish the time they spent together."
The couple has since removed all their pictures together from Instagram. On September 26, Max took to his Instagram stories to discuss the breakup and it's quite surprising. The actor shared that he had no idea that he and Demi were no longer an item.
"Imagine finding out to [sic] the status of your relationship through a tabloid," he shared on Saturday. "While you're sick in the middle of filming a biopic movie about a Pastor in a Christian Church whose intention of the film is to help people." We couldn't imagine getting dumped through tabloids!
IT'S NOT THE FIRST BIG BREAKUP FOR DEMI
Fans of the pop star will remember that Demi had a 6-year relationship with the NCIS actor Wilmer Valderrama. The two met in 2010, Lovato 17 while he was 29 years old. The couple waited for quite some time before they officially started dating.
"When I turned 18 we started dating. I think it was love at first sight, we connected on a level that I've never connected with anybody before, he was just my rock, my everything," said Demi.
The couple broke up in 2016, it was a difficult decision to make but they both felt it was best to remain friends. Demi also shared that she needed time to be alone and find herself. But the love for Valderrama never left.
"I think my heart is always with Wilmer, I think it was with Wilmer, I think it is with Wilmer, I think it will be. Because you don't share six years with somebody and not give them a piece of your heart and vice versa. I'm pretty sure that I'm not going to meet anybody that compares to him, " the singer revealed.
You know how life brings you expected turns, both Demi and Wilmer ended finding love without each other. Wilmer became engaged with Amanda Pacheco in San Diego on New Year’s Day. He revealed the news on Instagram sharing a picture of him down on bended knee. The couple has been dating since 2019.
But how does Demi feel about the engagement? According to a source, she's cool with it. “She’s happy for Wilmer if he’s happy. She always wants the best for him in life and is glad he has found love. They will always be friends and have a special place in each other’s hearts."
"But she also realized he wasn’t going to be her life partner and she’s known that for a while. She moved on from that and has been going in a different direction. She wishes him all the best though, ”the insider continued.
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